English Language: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Grade 4 Writing - Reasoning (Questions)

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When a student gives a reason in an opinion piece, it should be supported by facts and details. These facts and details may need to be researched. Students should state their opinion honestly so that they can provide reasons and support easily. These reasons are key to proving the student's opinion. In this quiz, the students will provide reasons for an opinion and provide facts and details to support the reason.

1. What is a good reason to support the opinion below?
OPINION: People drink coffee the most.
[ ] Children never drink coffee because it would keep them awake at night.
[ ] Coffee is made by coffee beans.
[ ] My whole family drinks coffee every morning.
[ ] Tea and coffee were first invented outside of the United States.
2. What is a good reason to support the opinion below?
OPINION: Windows are the most important thing in a house.
[ ] There are ten windows in my house.
[ ] It is easy to put in a window.
[ ] Windows are made of glass.
[ ] Windows bring in light.
3. What is a good reason to support the opinion below?
OPINION: Flu and colds spread quickly in the winter time.
[ ] People do not like cold weather as much as warmer weather.
[ ] The body has to work harder in colder weather to fight off germs.
[ ] People hate colds and flu more than they hate the cold weather.
[ ] People get medicine more often in the winter.
4. What is a good reason to support the opinion below?
OPINION: Children watch too much television.
[ ] Adults usually watch the news and sports on television.
[ ] Some television shows are only reruns.
[ ] There are hundreds of television shows.
[ ] Children watch about 15-20 hours of television per week.
5. What is a good reason to support the opinion below?
OPINION: Sports teams are available in many places.
[ ] Sports teams are included in a city's recreation activities.
[ ] My favorite sports team is the Tennessee Titans.
[ ] Sports injuries are common, but they really don't hurt very much.
[ ] Sports include basketball, baseball and ice hockey.
6. Which fact support the reason below?
REASON: Coffee comes in different flavors.
[ ] Dogs do not like coffee because it is too hot.
[ ] Starbucks are located in many places.
[ ] People can drink hazelnut, French vanilla and pumpkin spice coffees.
[ ] A cup of coffee takes just a few minutes to make.
7. Which fact support the reason below?
REASON: Coffee can be found in many stores.
[ ] A cup of coffee takes just a few minutes to make.
[ ] People can drink hazelnut, French vanilla and pumpkin spice coffees.
[ ] Dogs do not like coffee because it is too hot.
[ ] Starbucks are located in many places.
8. Which fact support the reason below?
REASON: A coffee maker can make coffee in a short amount of time.
[ ] A cup of coffee takes just a few minutes to make.
[ ] People can drink hazelnut, French vanilla and pumpkin spice coffees.
[ ] Dogs do not like coffee because it is too hot.
[ ] Starbucks are located in many places.
9. Which fact support the reason below?
REASON: There is a variety of sports to do.
[ ] Some of the sports include soccer, basketball and baseball.
[ ] The only thing a person needs to play soccer is a pair of shoes.
[ ] You can play sports with friends in your backyard.
[ ] People make new friends when they play a sport.
10. Which fact support the reason below?
REASON: Most sports do not require any personal equipment.
[ ] Some of the sports include soccer, basketball and baseball.
[ ] The only thing a person needs to play soccer is a pair of shoes.
[ ] You can play sports with friends in your backyard.
[ ] People make new friends when they play a sport.
English Language: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Grade 4 Writing - Reasoning (Answers)
1. What is a good reason to support the opinion below?
OPINION: People drink coffee the most.
[ ] Children never drink coffee because it would keep them awake at night.
[ ] Coffee is made by coffee beans.
[x] My whole family drinks coffee every morning.
[ ] Tea and coffee were first invented outside of the United States.
This provides a reason about lots of people drinking coffee.
2. What is a good reason to support the opinion below?
OPINION: Windows are the most important thing in a house.
[ ] There are ten windows in my house.
[ ] It is easy to put in a window.
[ ] Windows are made of glass.
[x] Windows bring in light.
Providing light helps people which is why this is a good reason for the opinion.
3. What is a good reason to support the opinion below?
OPINION: Flu and colds spread quickly in the winter time.
[ ] People do not like cold weather as much as warmer weather.
[x] The body has to work harder in colder weather to fight off germs.
[ ] People hate colds and flu more than they hate the cold weather.
[ ] People get medicine more often in the winter.
This statement is a good reason to support this opinion.
4. What is a good reason to support the opinion below?
OPINION: Children watch too much television.
[ ] Adults usually watch the news and sports on television.
[ ] Some television shows are only reruns.
[ ] There are hundreds of television shows.
[x] Children watch about 15-20 hours of television per week.
This shows a statistic about watching television which supports the opinion.
5. What is a good reason to support the opinion below?
OPINION: Sports teams are available in many places.
[x] Sports teams are included in a city's recreation activities.
[ ] My favorite sports team is the Tennessee Titans.
[ ] Sports injuries are common, but they really don't hurt very much.
[ ] Sports include basketball, baseball and ice hockey.
This reason shows how people have easy access because teams are available through the city.
6. Which fact support the reason below?
REASON: Coffee comes in different flavors.
[ ] Dogs do not like coffee because it is too hot.
[ ] Starbucks are located in many places.
[x] People can drink hazelnut, French vanilla and pumpkin spice coffees.
[ ] A cup of coffee takes just a few minutes to make.
This sentence gives a few of the different flavors that are available.
7. Which fact support the reason below?
REASON: Coffee can be found in many stores.
[ ] A cup of coffee takes just a few minutes to make.
[ ] People can drink hazelnut, French vanilla and pumpkin spice coffees.
[ ] Dogs do not like coffee because it is too hot.
[x] Starbucks are located in many places.
This supports the reason that there are many places that serve coffee.
8. Which fact support the reason below?
REASON: A coffee maker can make coffee in a short amount of time.
[x] A cup of coffee takes just a few minutes to make.
[ ] People can drink hazelnut, French vanilla and pumpkin spice coffees.
[ ] Dogs do not like coffee because it is too hot.
[ ] Starbucks are located in many places.
This supports the reason because it discusses the time it takes to make coffee.
9. Which fact support the reason below?
REASON: There is a variety of sports to do.
[x] Some of the sports include soccer, basketball and baseball.
[ ] The only thing a person needs to play soccer is a pair of shoes.
[ ] You can play sports with friends in your backyard.
[ ] People make new friends when they play a sport.
This sentence supports the reason about the different sports that are available.
10. Which fact support the reason below?
REASON: Most sports do not require any personal equipment.
[ ] Some of the sports include soccer, basketball and baseball.
[x] The only thing a person needs to play soccer is a pair of shoes.
[ ] You can play sports with friends in your backyard.
[ ] People make new friends when they play a sport.
This gives an example that supports the reason.